Author MAX ELBAUM presented the new edition of Revolution In The Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao and Che, with a Forward by Alicia Garza, co-founder #BlackLivesMatter.
Max Elbaum was a member of Students for a Democratic Society
(SDS) and a leader of one of the main efforts to build a new
revolutionary party in the 70s and 80s. His writings have appeared in
the Nation, the US Guardian, CrossRoads, and the Encyclopedia of the
American Left. He currently lives in Oakland.
Elbaum's lecture begins after an eight minute introduction; the entire recording is one hour and sixteen minutes, including questions and answers from an audience of about fifty people at Time Tested Books, Sacramento, Sunday May 20, 2018.
May 22, 2018 Subject:
INTRO MAX ELBAUM TIME TESTED BOOKS MAY 20, 2018
I'm Michael Monasky, Secretary of the Marxist School of Sacramento.
Welcome to this presentation by author Max Elbaum, co-sponsored by the school and the Sacramento Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America.
We look forward to more joint endeavors.
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Two questions come to mind: first, why are the 1960s still relevant? Second, why does this second edition of Revolution in the Air demand our attention?
I can answer the first question from my own high school speech and debate experience.
The national topic in 1966-1967 was: Resolved: That the foreign aid program of the United States should be limited to non-military assistance.
Research on the topic came from magazines and studies copied to 3 by 5 cards; it was painstakingly obtained and difficult not to duplicate.
Participants had to debate the topic from either position.
It's a topic that beleaguers US policy today.
I'll leave the response to the second question to Max Elbaum.
He's an activist, organizer and author of “Revolution in the Air: Third World Marxism of the 1960s.” He was our 18th Point Of View speaker at the school nearly 16 years ago on August 15, 2002.